News 2017

  • Interreg logo Approval given for dementia centre of excellence funding East Kent Hospitals, Kent County Council and partners across east Kent and Europe have secured funding for a dementia centre of excellence to enable people with the illness to lead healthier and more independent lives. 17/10/2018 08:00:00
  • MRI Scanner Oct17 New MRI scanners unveiled at Kent and Canterbury HospitalTwo new state-of-the-art Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scanners have been unveiled at Kent and Canterbury Hospital as part of a £4m investment by East Kent Hospitals. 14/02/2018 10:37:04
  • Photograph of Howard Grover TIA patient “Amazing” response helps patient make a speedy recoveryHoward Grover always considered himself to be healthy, active and leading a life that promotes wellbeing. A keen skier, the Lyminge resident and his wife Jennifer count Austria as a favourite destination because of its famous Alpine slopes. And it was on a recent trip to that country that the retired salesman started experiencing problems that indicated that something was wrong. 15/12/2017 11:03:27
  • November ED performance Get to know your local health services this winterEast Kent Hospitals is encouraging people with minor injuries or illnesses to get to know their local health services, so they can make wise choices this winter. More than a third of the 13,120 people who attended east Kent's emergency departments in Ashford and Margate in November needed the hospital's minor injury or GP service rather than emergency care. 14/12/2017 15:21:10
  • Frank Gambrill Frank gets home with Home FirstThe story of war veteran and ex-gunner Frank Gambrill, 94, from Whitstable, who is now recovering at home thanks to Home First. 13/12/2017 11:38:00
  • Home First image Home First gets patients home from hospital safely and soonerEvery day in east Kent, 100 patients are now receiving care at home who would normally have stayed in hospital, thanks to Home First. 13/12/2017 10:19:00
  • Improving hospital services in east Kent: how decisions are made and what happens next Over the next few months, the potential options for re-organising hospital services in east Kent will be evaluated to determine whether they improve patient care, are accessible for patients, can be staffed, are affordable within the funds available, deliverable within the timeframe needed and support research and education. 05/12/2017 00:00:00
  • Support for a medical school for Kent and MedwayCanterbury Christ Church and the University of Kent's recently submitted a bid for a medical school for Kent which NHS and local authority leaders across Kent and Medway, including east Kent Hospitals, have signed letters of support for. 04/12/2017 11:10:29
  • Commissioners agree next steps for east Kent hospital servicesHealth commissioners agreed today that two potential options for urgent, emergency and acute medical care and six potential options for planned inpatient orthopaedic care in east Kent, should be assessed further, to see which should go forward to public consultation next year. 30/11/2017 00:00:00
  • Substance misuse team East Kent Hospitals helps those affected by alcohol and drugs A dedicated team of specialised nurses based at Margate's Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother Hospital is helping patients to address their reliance on alcohol and other drugs – saving lives, bed space and NHS resources. 24/11/2017 17:00:00
  • Commissioners to consider next steps for east Kent hospital services Health commissioners are meeting next week (30 November) to consider potential options for how future hospital services might be organised in east Kent. 24/11/2017 14:15:00
  • research 1 Local people thanked for their “vital” contribution to East Kent Hospitals' researchEast Kent Hospitals' Research and Innovation team held a recent autumn event thank patients who have been participating in research studies within the Trust. 22/11/2017 16:10:56
  • David Hargroves Life After Stroke Award Trust doctor wins professional excellence award Dr David Hargroves, Clinical Lead for Stroke Medicine for East Kent Hospitals, has been recognised for professional excellence in stroke medicine by the Stroke Association in the Life After Stroke Awards. 02/11/2017 12:34:45
  • NHS leaders call for new medical schoolNHS leaders in east Kent are calling for a medical school for the county to address the shortage of GPs and hospital doctors. 31/10/2017 12:01:24
  • A&E waits improving across east KentEmergency waiting times in east Kent have improved in the last two weeks. Data collected by East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust shows a 5% rise in the number of patients being seen, treated, admitted to a hospital bed or discharged within four hours over the last two weeks across the Emergency Departments and Minor Injuries Units. 31/10/2017 11:02:50
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